Want to become an expert in homeland security? An accredited curriculum will soon arrive at a school near you. NORAD and US Northern Command have teamed up with 13 higher education institutions to craft graduate-level core studies. The group—the “Homeland Security Defense Education Consortium”—plans to unveil its final product at the 3rd Annual Homeland Defense Symposium, in October in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Changes are coming this year for Airmen taking professional military education (PME) distance learning courses. Closer interactions with facilitators, a revised capstone course, and more feedback on test performance are meant to improve the overall experience for distance learning students, who often include members of the Air National Guard.